Great Events of the Century
As a state-level History Day judge, I was both impressed and inspired by the student participants. Learn more about my experiences as a judge.
Ever wondered what the five rings on the Olympic flag symbolize? What do gymnasiums have to do with being naked? Find out the answers to these questions plus learn a lot more interesting Olympic facts.
At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a large earthquake hit San Francisco. Even greater than the damage caused directly by the earthquake, the city was ravaged by fire for four days.
In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery. From a contaminated experiment, he found a powerful antibiotic, penicillin.
At 1:23 a.m. on April 26th, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, releasing more than a hundred times the radiation of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thirty-one people died shortly after the explosion and thousands more will die from the long-term effects of radiation.